Why We Support Local Farms and Increase Access to Healthy, Local Food
The food we eat and the way it’s grown has extreme impacts on our health and the health of our planet.
Industrial agriculture dominates food production in the United States. It's characterized by large-scale monoculture, heavy use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, and meat production in CAFOs (confined animal feeding operations).
of all agricultural sales come from just 5% of operations.
farms were lost in the US between 2011-2018.
of global greenhouse gas emissions are caused by industrial food production.
At the same time, 11% of all households in the United States experience food insecurity due to systemic barriers to accessing healthy food. Texas exceeds the national average, with 1 in 7 people in the state experiencing food insecurity, while diet-related diseases are on the rise.
of people in Central Texas experience food insecurity.
of people in Texas have Diabetes.
of households in Texas receive SNAP.
Our programs support local, small to mid-sized farms so they can thrive. We also increase access to healthy, local food and offer education and resources to help individuals and families maintain a healthy diet.